9 oktober(elektronische aflevering)
De eerstvolgende aflevering verschijnt omstreeks 23 oktober 2015.
Kopij kan worden gestuurd naar
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Mededeling van het Bestuur



To: The Adhering Organizations of the International Mathematical Union


Dear colleagues,

This message concerns the International Congress of Mathematicians 2018. 

Please note that there is an important change in terms of date and venue. 


The new and final information is:

ICM 2018

August 1 ? 9, 2018

Rio Centro Convention Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The General Assembly of the IMU will be held in S?o Paulo, on July 29?30, with
the transfer of delegates taking place during
July 31.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Please make sure that this important information is widely distributed to all your colleagues.  

The official web page of the ICM2018 is http://www.icm2018.org/.

Please subscribe to the ICM 2018 newsletter to be kept informed.


Helge Holden


Prof. Helge Holden

Secretary of the International Mathematical Union



1. Agenda
2. Colleges, voordrachten en cursussen
3. Promotie
4. Vacatures

1. Agenda
Van de met * aangeduide activiteiten vindt men bijzonderheden in de rubriek
Colleges, voordrachten en cursussen.?????????????????




RUG: ?Colloquium Wiskunde
dr. Roland van der Veen (KdV Inst.
Knots and quantum groups
16 u., zaal 51610293


*Wageningen:? BioSB Course Matlab


RUG:? Colloquium Wiskunde
Prof.dr. Robert Cooke (TUD)
Vine Regression
16 u., zaal 51610293


Institut Henri Poincar?, Paris:  Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the European Mathematical Society
?Challenges for the next 25 years?
Speakers: Hendrik Lenstra (Leiden, the Netherlands), Laure Saint-Raymond (ENS Paris, France), L?szl? Lov?sz (Budapest, Hungary), and Andrew Stuart (Warwick, UK).


UU:? Staffcolloquium
Speaker: Herman te Riele (CWI)
Computational number theory: an introduction
Time/location: 15.30-17.00 hr, room 611 of the Hans Freudenthal building, formerly known as the Wiskunde/Maths building, (campus De Uithof)
The lecture is preceded by coffee, tea, and cookies from
15-15.30 hr., in the same room.


Leiden:? Benelux Algorithm Programming Contest
De jaarlijkse algoritmische programmeerwedstrijd voor studententeams uit de Benelux (BAPC).
Georganiseerd door: Stichting FMA in samenwerking met De Leidsche Flesch.
Website, e-mail.


TUD:? Automatic sequences, number theory, aperiodic order
Speakers include:
Boris Adamczewski (Marseille), Michael Baake (Bielefeld), Henk Bruin (Vienna), Alan Haynes (York),Steve Hurder (Chicago), Hendrik Lenstra (Leiden), Stefano Marmi (SNS Pisa), Robert Osburn (Dublin), Michel Rigo (Liege), Jeff Shallit (Waterloo), Joern Steuding (Wurzburg), Reem Yassawi (Trent U, Peterborough).
Website, email.


*Tilburg:? WONDER-afternoon


MPIM:? Beijing meets Bonn (2 day meeting)
Organizers: Xiaobo Liu (BICMR) and Pieter Moree (MPIM)
The purpose of this workshop is to enhance scientific exchange with the German math community and also advertise the postdoc program atBICMR (Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research).
Website, email



RUG:? ICAB Conferentie 2015
Thema: Opleiden? Breed of Smal?
Conferentie voor iedereen die werkt in het academisch b?taonderwijs.

Keynote speaker: Daan Roosegaarde
Aanmelden via de



Eindhoven:? Workshop Robust Optimization
Locatie: De Groene Loper 5, TUE
Organisator: Eurandom
Website, email



Lunteren:? 44th annual Meeting of Dutch Statisticians and Probabilists
Confirmed speakers:

Arnak Dalalyan (Paris), Michel Ledoux (Toulouse), Peter Pfaffelhuber (Freiburg), Hugo Touchette (Stellenbosch), Martin Wainwright (Berkeley), Jon Wellner (Seattle).


Eindhoven:? 9th Workshop YEQT: Scaling limits in queueing networks
Organiser: Eurandom
The topic of this year
?s workshop is about Scaling limits of queueing networks. We have selected four topics in queueing theory around which we intend to develop a clustered program:
1. Asymptotic analysis of many-server queues
2. Applications of fluid and diffusion limits in queueing networks
3. Scaling of Markov processes
4. Diffusion control problems
Website, email


Leiden:? Celebration of the 80th birthday of Frans Oort
Organizers: Ching-Li Chai, Ben Moonen and Jaap Top
This special afternoon is part of the Lorentz workshop
Moduli spaces and Arithmetic Geometry


Utrecht:? Symposium Gerard Sleijpen 65
Organisatoren: Rob Bisseling en Paul Zegeling (UU), Martin van Gijzen (TUD), Rob Stevenson (UvA)


Eindhoven:? Prijsuitreiking Nederlandse Wiskunde Olympiade 2015
Organisator: Nederlandse Wiskunde Olympiade
Website, email.


Landelijk:? Wiskunde B-dag
Organisator: Freudenthal Instituut
Website, e-mail.


RUG:? Afscheidsrede Henk Broer - Alles beweegt, maar waarheen?

Aanvang: 16 uur.
Ineke Schelhaas of telefonisch: 050-3633379


*Lunteren:? Diamant Symposium


Utrecht: Wintersymposium 2016
Thema: Analytische meetkunde
Nadere informatie over het programma wordt in de loop van het najaar bekend gemaakt.
Organisator: Koninklijk Wiskundig Genootschap


UK:? Opening Workshop (SDBW01)
"Isaac Newton Institute Programme on 

Stochastic Dynamical Systems in Biology: Numerical Methods and Applications"



Lunteren:? 15th Winter school on Mathematical Finance
Mini courses, short lectures and special invited lectures
Hans Schumacher (Tilburg Univ.) and Peter Spreij (Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics, Univ. van Amsterdam)


Amsterdam:? BeNeLuxMC2016
Wordt onder auspici?n van het KWG, en in samenwerking met het Belgische en het Luxemburgse Wiskundig genootschap georganiseerd.



UvA:? Congres Leve de Wiskunde!
Website, e-mail


*Besteni, Roemeni?:? European Girls Mathematical Olympiad


*Eindhoven:? Benelux Wiskunde Olympiade


Caen, France: 17th International Conference on Fibonacci
Numbers and Their Applications
Location: Universit? de Caen Normandie


Hong Kong, China:? Internationale Wiskunde Olympiade



2. Colleges, voordrachten en cursussen



BioSB Course Matlab
Date: October 20, 2015
Coordinators: Hans Stigter (WUR), 
Celia van Gelder (BiosB)
Please note that if you are (or become) a member of BioSB this course is free of charge
for PhD students and with reduced fee for other researchers!

The main goal of this course is to get acquainted with Matlab software for use within
Systems Biology. After this introductory course you will have gained the basic knowledge
to pursue further use via self-study of Matlab in order to apply more advanced programming
techniques within Matlab in your own research. In summary, the sub-goals are:

1.     To learn the philosophy behind Matlab and its syntax

2.     To program simple Systems Biology models in Matlab (in ordinary differential
equation format) and to solve these differential equations with Matlab







Introduction Matlab Basics (functions, variables, matrices, etc)


Advanced Programming (vectorised thinking, solving dynamic ordinary differential equation models in Matlab, parameter estimation for ODE-models)


Afternoon: Solving basic and advanced problems in Matlab ? hands-on experience on a PC. Exercises will be provided, but you can also bring your own problems that you have encountered in your own research.







Target audience
Primarily targeting researchers from academia, but participants from the private
sector are also welcome. The course focusses on the use of Matlab for building
dynamic Systems Biology Models in terms of ordinary differential equations. 

Course Description
This is a one-day introduction to the possibilities of Matlab as a program?ming
environment for simulation and analysis of biological models. We will start with
a simple introduction of the basics of Matlab (matrices, vectors, manipulation of
matrices and presentation of data). Having obtained some basic programming knowledge
(writing of simple scripts and functions in Matlab), we will move on to more advanced
topics. These include programming and solving ordinary differential equation models
(ODEs) and the concept of ?vectorized thinking? while writing Matlab-code. Finally,
calibration of parameters in ODE type of models using measured data will be discussed
and examples will be given. The course also includes the basics of presenting your results
(graphing) in various types of plots that can easily be drawn in Matlab. Participants
will, of course, get hands-on experience with Matlab and write code themselves in a practical.

BioSB Education Programme

This course is part of the Education Programme of BioSB, the Netherlands Bioinformatics
and Systems Biology Research School, which offers  training and education in bioinformatics and systems biology.
More information about BioSB can be found at
www.biosb.nl or via email.


Date/location: November 2nd, 2015,
room CZ 6, Cobbenhagen building, Tilburg University
WONDER, Wiskunde Onderzoekschool Nederland, coordinates the national gradu?ate ?program
in mathematics.

During this afternoon there are presentations on the work of the two Abel Prize winners
for 2015 and the Stieltjes Prize for the best Dutch PhD thesis in mathematics for 2014 will be awarded.
Ziyang Gao (PhD from UL) and Bram Gorissen (PhD from TiU) will receive the Stieltjes Prize.
The program is as follows:

13: 00-13:30



Presentations on the work of the Abel Prize winners for 2015 John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg:


Joost Hulshof (VU), The work of John F. Nash Jr.
The Hard Implicit Function Theorem


Rob van der Vorst (VU), The work of Louis Nirenberg:
Linear and elliptic partial differential equations


Coffee break


Award of the Stieltjes Prize for the best PhD thesis in mathematics in the Netherlands for the year 2014 on behalf of the Foundation Compositio Mathematica and the Stieltjes Foundation


-Laudatio by the chairman of the selection committee, Prof. Aernout van Enter


-Awards ceremony by Prof. Emile Aarts, rector magnificus of Tilburg University


Presentation by Stieltjes Prize winner Ziyang Gao (Princeton)


Presentation by Stieltjes Prize winner Bram Gorissen (VU)




Diamant Symposium

Dates: 26-27 November 2015



Invited speakers include: Gaetan Chenevier (CNRS, U Paris Sud/Orsay), Neil Dummigan
(U Sheffield), Sebastian Schoennenbeck (U Aachen).

They will feature in a special afternoon (on Friday) on "Lattices and automorphic forms".

We welcome contributed talks by PhD students and postdocs. Title and abstract can be
submitted while registering for the symposium, or at a later date.

Please do not hesitate to encourage PhD students and postdocs in your surroundings to contribute a talk !


The venue is Conference Center De Werelt in Lunteren. The symposium starts on Thursday
26 November at 11 AM.

Everybody is cordially invited to attend, but registration is necessary, via the above
webpage. The registration deadline is
Sunday, 15 November.


Diamant PhD and master students pay a reduced conference fee of only 50 E, other Diamant
members pay 80?. This fee includes accommodation, meals (2

lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast), and coffee breaks.


Looking forward to seeing you in Lunteren in



Robin de Jong

Besteni, Roemeni?

European Girls Mathematical Olympiad
Datum: 10-16 april, 2016
Organisator: Nederlandse Wiskunde Olympiade
Website, e-mail.
Om meisjes extra te stimuleren om aan de Wiskunde Olympiade mee te doen, is in 2012 de
European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) ge?ntroduceerd.
Van 10 tot 16 april vindt in Roemeni? de vijfde editie plaats.
Hieraan doen zo?n twintig landen mee met elk een team bestaande uit vier meisjes. De wedstrijd
beslaat twee dagen en op elk van deze dagen krijgen de leerlingen in vierenhalf uur vier opgaven voor hun kiezen.


Benelux Wiskunde Olympiade
Datum: 29-30 mei, 2016
Organisator: Nederlandse Wiskunde Olympiade ()
Website, e-mail.
De Benelux Mathematical Olympiad (BxMO) is een derby tussen Belgi?, Luxem?burg en Nederland.
De wedstrijd vindt sinds 2009 jaarlijks in ??n van deze landen plaats. Elk land mag een team van
tien deelnemers afvaardigen.
Het evenement vindt plaats in een weekend, waarvan op zaterdag de daad?werke?lijke wedstrijd plaatsvindt.
De deelnemers werken op deze dag aan vier opgaven in vierenhalf uur.

3. Promotie


27-10 Mohammed El-Kebir, Applications of Combinatorial Optimization to
Computational Biology.
promotoren: prof.dr. J. Heringa (VU),
prof.dr. G.W. Klau (CWI, VU),? Aula, 13.45 u.

4. Vacatures

AIMS South Africa


The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is calling for applications for a


German Research Chair for Mathematics


with specialisation in Data Science at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in
South Africa (AIMS South Africa). In the coming years, this endowed chair will promote higher
education and research in mathematics in Africa.


This call is aimed at highly qualified postdoctoral academics from any country who have
conducted application-related research in the field of

mathematics with specialisation in data science and have experience in training students and
doctoral candidates. Leadership potential and a willingness to collaborate with other academic
disciplines are also desired.


The closing date for applications is 15 January 2016. Please note that a willingness to collaborate
with universities or research institutions in Germany is a prerequisite. Further information on the
programme and the application procedure as well as the application document package are available for download at:



This research chair is funded with a total of ?628,000 for a four-year period. A concurrent appointment
at the collaborating University of

Stellenbosch is planned. AIMS South Africa plans to conduct together with the University of Stellenbosch
an evaluation of the chair following the third funding year. A continuation of the chair after the end of the
funding is targeted.


AIMS South Africa is part of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative which seeks to establish a coordinated network
of 15 supra-regional centres of excellence in mathematics across Africa by the year 2020. The endowed research
chair, which is being advertised internationally, is designed to

help promote networking between AIMS South Africa and German universities and to drive networking amongst
the individual AIMS centres in Africa.

As part of the German Research Chair programme that is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and
esearch, the Humboldt Foundation will appoint

further research chairs at AIMS centres in the coming years. It is envisaged that the research chair at
AIMS South Africa will oversee the coordination

of work done in projects that the Humboldt Foundation is already funding at the AIMS centres in Senegal and
Ghana and the chairs that are to be set up in Cameroon and Tanzania.


We should be very grateful if you would draw the attention of potential candidates in your personal network to
this announcement. You can forward this email to them or disseminate the attached Programme Information at your institute.
If you have any further questions about this new sponsorship

programme, please do not hesitate to address them to



Thank you very much for your support.


Sincerely, Michaela Kreilos

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Selection Department

Physics, Engineering, Mathematics division

Programme Director, German Research Chairs



Berlin Mathematical School (BMS)


Get Your Math PhD in Berlin

Website: http://www.math-berlin.de/application


The Berlin Mathematical School is the joint graduate school of the mathematics departments at the three major
universities in Berlin: Freie Universit?t, Humboldt-Universit?t and Technische Universit?t.


We offer an excellent (post)graduate program taught in English in a broad and active research environment.
This is complemented by our

mentoring program, language courses, soft-skills seminars, travel support for summer schools and conferences,
and special funding for students with children.


Our seven main research areas are:


* Differential geometry, global analysis and mathematical physics

* Algebraic and arithmetic geometry, number theory

* Probability, statistics and financial mathematics

* Discrete mathematics and combinatorial optimization

* Geometry, topology and visualization

* Numerical mathematics and scientific computing

* Applied analysis and differential equations


The graduate program starts with three to four semesters of course work (Phase I) leading to a master's degree.
This is followed by four to six semesters of thesis research (Phase II) leading to a doctoral degree at one of
the three universities.


Students who will have completed their bachelor's degree by October 2016 can apply to Phase I; those who will have
completed their master's degree by this date can apply to start directly in Phase II.


Complete information about applying to the BMS is available online:



Deadline for admission with scholarship: 1 December 2015

Deadline for admission only: 1 May 2016

Website: http://www.math-berlin.de/application



E-Mail: applications@math-berlin.de

phone: +49 30 314-78651



VU University Amsterdam


At VU University Amsterdam, a


1-year postdoc position


is available in the direction of algebraic cycles, algebraic K-theory, Hodge theory and regulators;

see http://vu.nl/nl/werken-bij-de-vu/vacatures/2015/15297.asp.

The deadline for applications is 27th October 2015.


Rob de Jeu


Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen


At the Radboud Universiteit there is a job opening for a


Full Professor of Pure Mathematics (1,0 fte)


preferably in one or more subfields of Algebra, Geometry or Topology


Application deadline: 24 November 2015


For more information, see:



Erik Koelink


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